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Tesla Model X Faces Another Delay


Just the Facts:
  • The Tesla Model X may not be in consumers' hands until the second quarter of 2015, as production of the crossover faces another delay.
  • "Model X efforts are on track to ramp up production in the spring of 2015," said Tesla Motors in a shareholder letter released on Wednesday. "We have just completed the final studio release of the vehicle."
  • The previous investor letter said the Model X was on tap for early 2015.

PALO ALTO, California — The Tesla Model X may not be in consumers' hands until the second quarter of 2015, as production of the crossover faces another delay.

"Model X efforts are on track to ramp up production in the spring of 2015," said Tesla Motors in a shareholder letter released on Wednesday. "We have just completed the final studio release of the vehicle."

The previous investor letter said the Model X was on tap for early 2015.

Tesla also noted: "Extensive development work on Model X is underway and we expect to have production design prototypes ready in Q4. The tooling process has started with several suppliers and we expect production design prototypes to be ready in Q4 of this year."

The Tesla Motors Web site says it estimates delivery for new reservations in summer 2015.

A $5,000 deposit is required to reserve the base Model X. The deposit is refundable. But official pricing on the car has not been posted.

Tesla revealed an early prototype of the Model X crossover in February 2012, calling it the first vehicle it intended to develop by leveraging the Tesla Model S platform. The Model X is said to have the roominess of a minivan and the style of an SUV, including an optional all-wheel-drive system.

Tesla also told shareholders that it plans to install 200 more Supercharger stations globally this year. The stations allow owners of the Tesla Model S to charge their vehicles for free.

Tesla said its customers have "now driven nearly 15 million Supercharged miles for free."

The company also said it is expanding factory capacity to support increased Model S production later this year and the introduction of the Model X next year.

Edmunds says: You'll have to wait a bit longer for that Tesla Model X.

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